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College Level Institutions

This section outlines the various categories of colleges in Québec and lets you access the evaluation reports that the Commission forwards to these institutions. To access the list of institutions and their respective reports, click on the appropriate category in the menu at the left of your screen. Reports are available in French only.

This section was designed to allow you to access the Web sites of the various institutions, as well as the Success Plan and progress reports of subsidized public and private colleges. Simply click on the Internet address or on Access to the Colleges’ Success Plan and Progress Reports.

The Commission's mandate applies to all institutions governed by the College Education Regulations. In Québec, there are over 110 such institutions divided as follows:

Cégeps

According to the General and Vocational Colleges Act, cégeps are corporations whose main responsibility is to implement pre-university or technical programs of studies leading to a Diploma of College Studies (DEC), the said programs havint been authorized by the ministre de l'Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie. The institutions may, under certain conditions, devise and implement technical programs of studies leading to an Attestation of College Studies (AEC). There are 48 general and vocational colleges, including Champlain Regional College that has three campuses and Cégep régional de Lanaudière, three constituent colleges.

Subsidized private colleges

Under the Act respecting private education, subsidized private colleges are licensed public institutions subsidized by the ministre de l'Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie on the recommendation of the Commission consultative de l'enseignement privé. Like cégeps, the main responsibility of subsidized private colleges is to implement pre-university or technical programs of studies leading to a Diploma of College Studies (DEC) approved by the ministre de l'Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie for that particular institution. They may, under certain conditions, devise and implement technical programs of studies leading to an Attestation of College Studies (AEC). There are 23 subsidized private colleges in Québec.

Licensed private institutions

Under the Act respecting private education, licensed private institutions are profit-seeking institutions issued a license to provide college education by the ministre de l'Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie under certain conditions. All institutions in this category offer one or more short-term programs in a technical field. The programs are intended for adults who wish to obtain an Attestation of College Studies (AEC). There are 31 licensed private institutions.

Public institutions reporting to a government department or to a university

Ten institutions authorized to provide programs of studies leading to a DEC are under the jurisdiction of government departments : seven music conservatories under the ministère de la Culture et des Communications; two agri-food technology institutes under the ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation; and the Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie under the ministre de l'Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie. McGill University's MacDonald Campus offers a program leading to a DEC in agriculture.

Last Update : 2012-09-20

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